This research uses a conceptual model as the medium through which elements of job satisfaction are related to turnover. A survey questionnaire was developed for this study and administered to all AFAA civilian auditors. Responses to the questions were analyzed using factor analysis, multiple linear regression, and comparative analyses. The result of these analyses was a synthesized model that identifies seven significant determinants of job satisfaction for civilian auditors, the variable 'opportunity' intervening between satisfaction and turnover, and two demographic variables that significantly correlate to the propensity to leave the organization. A regression equation is presented which indicates that Audit Agency management could most significantly influence job satisfaction through psychological needs of employees, promotion opportunities, and characteristics of supervisors. Comparative analyses of the components of psychological needs suggests that in the categories termed 'esteem need' and 'security need' AFAA civilian auditors have relatively higher need deficiency scores that their counterparts in similar job frameworks. Observed motivating potential scores indicate that job enrichment could meet with favorable results.